Thursday, May 7, 2015

Losing 52 Lbs in 52 Weeks ~ Stress Eating ~ Week 18

Written By:  Bobbie

I am an emotional eater.  Any emotion I feel I'm ready to eat, but the worst trigger for me is stress.  Of course it has been highly stressful around here for me, so I just want to hoover up everything in sight.  My older daughter leaves for boot camp on May 12 (just 5 days from the writing of this post).  I am beyond proud of her, but the emotional stress of her leaving and me starting to cut the apron strings is just heart wrenching.  We are down to crunch time, so it's a lot of running around making sure she has everything required for boot camp.  Cramming food to keep my emotions under control, go me.

The Ugly
I am learning that to track food with MyFitnessPal, I need to do it as I'm eating, or before I'm eating.  If I wait too long and start eating something else, I start to forget and then I get irritated and say BLARG to the whole day.  I did this Monday and Tuesday.

The Bad
On top of not logging food for two day, I was over on two days, and have not been keeping up with my step goal using my Up by Jawbone.  I'm just losing it all around here with my oldest shipping off.  We had a going away party for my daughter at a pizza joint, and I brought a cake along to share.  I almost behaved by not having HUGE slices of cake, and not more than one piece a day, but it was a darn good cake.  Put me over food intake goal a couple of days, but it was worth it.

The Good
My water intake is still going strong.

Goals for Week
Get back on track with my daily step goal.  Maybe I can try walking off my stress instead of eating it.

End Result for Week
Up 0.6 lbs.  I'll be honest, I'm surprised it was not more.  I guess somewhere in the back of my brain I was trying to not pig out totally on the sweets.

Total Weight Lost
Down 12.4 lbs.  Still a slow downward trend overall.  I'll take it.  I'm looking at long term goals, not trying to slam into a size 4 bikini in three weeks (which will NEVER happen).

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